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Mount in contention for Man United’s clash – Lampard

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Frank Lampard has hinted that Mason Mount could be in contention to feature in the opening game of the season against Manchester United.


The Blues wrapped up their pre-season fixtures with a draw at Borussia Monchengladbach and Lampard was quick to admit there’s still work to be done in the squad.

Chelsea looked horribly exposed in midfield in the first half of the game which they ended up paying the price as they went 2-0 down.

However, Mason Mount played a crucial role to rescue the game as the Londoners delivered a much improved second-half performance.

Two penalties, scored by Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley, was all they needed to secure the 2-2 draw.

And the 20-year-old’s display didn’t go unnoticed with Lampard contemplating to give him a chance against Manchester United next week Sunday.

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY – AUGUST 03: Mason Mount of Chelsea is challenged by Jonas Hofmann of Borussia Monchengladbach during the pre-season friendly match

“He has done a lot,’ said Lampard via DailyMail. “I’m really happy with how he’s training, how he’s playing and his status in the group coming back here. The players recognise quality instantly but they also recognise work rate and character — and Mason has all of those.

“He has given me a problem. Ross Barkley also had a good pre-season and Ruben Loftus-Cheek will be back later on. It’s good, as they’re all adaptable. It doesn’t have to be just one. They can play in a variety of positions. I couldn’t ask for more from what Mason has done.”